Warning: Major Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers are below. If you haven’t seen the film, you should not go any further.
The Empire Podcast with Joss Whedon is filled with Avengers: Age of Ultron goodies. One of them, is when Whedon discusses the moment in the film where Thor (Chris Hemsworth) distrust for The Vision (Paul Bettany) dissolves in a blink of an eye.
Tony has put a portion of Jarvis' into the synthetic body that Ultron created, Thor brings it to life with a lightning bolt from his magical hammer Mjolnir. Thor explains to the team that Vision can be helpful to the team even though he isn't sure if he can trust this new being. His concern are quickly put to rest when Vision demonstrates his worthiness by picking up Mjolnir.
Whedon explains how the scene developed:
"That came from a 'Do you know what would be cool?' moment. It’s the cheer moment of the film. And what’s great is that, like the Hawkeye thing, we’d set it up – we’d unknowingly set it up, just by having that ['Who is worthy enough to Mjolnir?'] sequence, then with Quicksilver as well, trying to grab it and it throws him off. Both of those things were in the script before I came up with the idea of [the Vision lifting Mjolnir].
I had done something similar in an episode of Angel, where I needed you to know someone was telling the truth. It was, very simply, Angel saying, 'He hates it if you ask questions, he can’t lie.' So, you just accept that.
So on the one hand, I want them all to trust each other and go into battle not as a coherent group, but when they finally all show up at the church, they really do come together for the first time. On the other hand, I need them to take this guy with them, and I need something to say, 'All right, we’re off!' And that really does answer a lot of questions. It was so much fun and so cute. Chris added the 'Nice work!' as he walked by Tony, by the way.
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